This is a very special place to stay. The location and aspect are undeniably stunning, a peaceful haven for relaxation. We stayed for three nights, but it felt longer (not often that you can say that about a short break).
The rooms are beautifully furnished with country antiques which seem just in keeping. The pool area is wonderful with a great view, and a decent size pool (and the biggest pool towels I have ever used…), with lovely deckchairs and sun-loungers. The gardens and farm at the property really add to the harmonious feeling of being part of the landscape. My only criticism (and this is splitting hairs) is that the bathrooms are less than contemporary in design / fittings.
Breakfast is a real joy, and in-fact on 2 days we didn’t eat again until dinner. The highlights are indeed the cakes, and visiting in September the figs from the garden were stunningly ripe. Pinuccia the owner is a one-off, constantly striving to make your stay as comfortable as possible (supplying gluten free bread for a wheat allergy), and her recommendations for dinners and visits were sage advice. She is a true host, which is a rare thing these days. I hope that she keeps hold of La Traverse for as long as she finds it a joy, as an Italian Ski Instructor once told me “beware of the East” !
I would thoroughly recommend this idyllic spot to anyone looking for a true taste of Tuscany.
- Also Known As:
- Le Traverse Pienza, Tuscany, Italy